The Star (Nairobi)

1 February 2013

Kenya: Something Necessary Screened At the Netherlands Film Festival

Recently premiered Kenyan film Something Necessary was  screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Monday 28. The  film based on a woman called Ann who struggling to rebuild her life  after the post election violence that swept Kenya after the 2007  elections.

Her husband died in the clashes and her son seriously  injured. Her isolated farm in the countryside was left in ruins, she  now has nothing but her resolve to rebuild her life. A young  man(Joseph), troubled gang member who participated in the countrywide  violence is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search of  redemption. Both, Joseph and Anne need something that only the other  can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and  move on

Nollywood star Jim Iyke was present during the movie screening. He was accompanied by his manager Christopher Grey and they were shooting segments for his new TV show Jim Iyke - Unscripted which will air on networks around the world from March.

The  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is an annual film festival  held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is approximately  comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes,  Venice, Berlin, and Locarno.

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